Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sugar Chest, Sugar Desk, Sugar Table

For bulk sugar storage, some beautiful pieces of furniture were made, particularly in the south.  Links to some detailed online articles [see below]. SUGAR CHEST at left.









SUGAR DESKS

SUGAR TABLES



For information about the various types of sugar funiture, click on the following links.  The sugar chest/box is from the book  Neat Pieces: The Plain-style Furniture of Nineteenth-century Georgia. 2006  The first desk is http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6084347  the second sugar desk is from the Speed Art Museum exhibition [last link].  The table is from: http://www.claudeandsharonbaker.com/Furniture.html

MORE INFORMATION ONLINE

An article on sugar chests and sugar boxes

Sugar Chests in Middle Tennessee and Central Kentucky, lengthy article in Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winter, 1997

Photographs of antique sugar chests at Google Images

For Safekeeping: The Kentucky Sugar Chest, 1790-1850, a 2007 exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky

©2011 Patricia Bixler Reber
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